above: a little playing about.
a big thank you to those who entered the book giveaway
and the winner is
[do check out some of her family friendly recipes in the sidebar - yum]
Posted at 11:58 AM in to give, to knit | Permalink
thank you to those who commented on my new handwarmers!
i just love these little guys:
in fact, knitting modified pink legwarmers for the balletic one.
and designing a new hat, too.
to the business end:
have been randomly selected to receive a free tekkō knit pattern.
a big, big thank you to those who entered!
and for the non-knitters:
a sewing giveaway is in the making.
Posted at 10:27 AM in to give, to knit | Permalink
手甲 TEKKŌ Japanese for (n) hand guard [from traditional Japanese Samurai Armour circa 16th Century].
a little armour | a little edge
i love these little guys!
the pattern has options for both
handwarmer | armwarmer
thumbhole | no thumbhole
a full photo tutorial on the seaming detail.
if you'd like to win a copy of the pattern,
[or reimbursement if you cannot wait!]
please leave me a comment
with a valid email address or ravelry username
by sunday, 28th august.
Posted at 04:56 PM in to design, to knit, to purchase | Permalink
yes, a tiny window of photographic opportunity
presented itself over the weekend.
shame it was early-ish in the day:
the images are a little 'cold' looking.
but we take what we can, when we can.
a sweet little silk | alpaca shrug
that teams perfectly with her blouse.
and she actually likes it!
it is even worn voluntarily!
[ahem, not forced upon her with bribery and corruption.]
note: i accept this may be a mere momentary blip on her independent radar.
Posted at 11:05 AM in to knit | Permalink
deliciously decadent scarf:
machine knit yarn with
donna karan silk ruffle
in the Perfect Blue.
that shade of blue
that goes with everything.
for a gorgeous lover of blue.
Posted at 02:44 PM in to craft, to knit | Permalink
developing a new knit design:
always best to undertake a little test drive wear.
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my design for brooklyn tweed | wool people
so thrilled to be invited to participate with such excellent company!
my design is based on stephen holl's horizontal skyscraper:
a bold, hovering, linear megastructure with projecting built forms.
referenced here with reverse stocking stitch
to provide a monolithic fabric;
and articulated arm elements.
slashed boat neck,
[optional] extra long sleeves
[with optional thumbhole detail],
and a slim waist to balance the design aesthetic.
Posted at 11:45 AM in to design, to knit, to purchase | Permalink
the clever christopher hat:
knit with my [patient] friend.
Posted at 09:14 AM in to knit | Permalink
gorgeous new linen yarn
available from dairing
planning, schemeing, plotting, swatching...
Posted at 10:39 AM in to design, to knit, to purchase | Permalink
my 500th blog post!
[how did that sneak up on me?]
thank you to all those who commented
thank you all for allowing me to blather on
5 [for 500] patterns
5 randomly selected commentors:
Posted at 11:08 AM in to give, to knit | Permalink